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Play, Learn, & Snack with Dry Erase Placemats

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I know that I’ve said it almost every post lately, but I’m going to say it again.  There is just something about age 2.  I never, ever thought I would love toddlerhood like this.  Watching Bryson take in the world around him, watching him explore, answering his questions, seeing his little mind ticking away with ideas- he amazes me everyday.

We’ve started a little bit of learning lately.  Bryson thinks we are simply playing or coloring, of course, and that’s just the way I want it.  I want him to learn through his every day activities.  I want him to have a love of learning that doesn’t burn out.

modern-twist alphabet mat

One of our newest play/ learning time activities revolves around the kitchen table and is something you need if you have a messy toddler.  It’s the Alphabet Animals Placemat by modern-twist.  At meal time, it’s cool placemat that your child will enjoying using and you’ll be glad it keeps your table clean and easily washes off.  Any other time, it’s a dry erase mat that can help teach your child the alphabet and an animal for each corresponding letter.


I’m going to tell on myself here and admit that I didn’t know a few of these animals.  Seriously.  I waited on my husband to get home from work so he could help me out and the letter “U” had both of us stumped.  I told my  husband I would “Google” it and he wondered aloud how I was going to search for something like that.  So, I searched for “round animal that starts with letter U” and  there it was- sea urchin!  After my husband applauded my Google skills, we both felt a bit silly for not knowing that to begin with..  *ahem*


I like that this has different animals and not the same ones you see on every alphabet chart around.  There were 7 animals that I had never introduced Bryson to and he enjoyed learning about them.

I’ve had no problem getting the markers off the placemat so far.  I’ve found that a wet cloth and a little bit of elbow grease gets the job done.

Product Details:

  • food-grade silicone
  • BPA-free. no PVC, lead, or latex
  • no phthalates or harsh chemicals
  • non-porous & germ free
  • high-heat resistance – 428* F (not a trivet)
  • keep away from sharp objects
  • >pevent staining by rinsing/ wiping
  • do not use chemical sprays
  • markers may leave residue

You can find this Alphabet Animals placemat and many more cute designs at  They have a nice selection of products for kids and adult, so be sure to look around!

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